Anton Kopti, our circulation assistant, wrote about his idea for this display:
"As a Palestinian international student, I have been feeling like I have not been raising awareness about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. One of the reasons I travelled abroad was to spread the stories of the many silenced by a century old conflict. As I also walk around the shelves on my daily trip around the library to reshelf quarantine books, I pass by books about my country--Palestine--they are all always in relation to a certain conflict or war that happened, this hinders our image as a peace loving, culturally diverse and tradition-rich nation. I therefore decided to suggest a recommended shelf, with all the books that I feel entail an objective and unbiased story to inform my Bridgewater compatriots and raise awareness about the issue. I hope you enjoy my Selection. --Anton M. Kopti.
A sampling of the selections are listed below.
note: Follow the title links to get a full description or to the "place a hold". We'll pull it for you!
The book provides a comprehensive, balanced, and accessible introduction to the multi-faceted history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Smith's widely respected analysis examines how underlying issues, group motives, religious and cross-cultural clashes, diplomacy and imperialism, and encroaching modernity shaped this volatile region. The book's narrative and supporting documents, maps, photographs, and chronologies consider high and low politics with perspectives from all sides of the struggle.